Friday, 21 January, 2022
TopicHuman rights

Topic: human rights

NALSA was supposed to be India’s beacon for legal aid. But it’s stuck in a systemic rut

More than 80% of India’s 1.3 billion people are eligible for legal aid. But only 15 million have benefitted from it since NALSA was established in 1995.

Pakistani passport ranks lower than North Korea’s. Twitter says Thank you, Imran Khan

Some suggested that action taken against human rights activists is the reason for Pakistan's low ranking on the Henley Passport Index.

India’s coal-power crisis is another reminder that the sector’s reforms have a long way to go

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‘Selective interpretation’ of human rights harmful to democracy, PM Modi says

Speaking at NHRC's 28th foundation day, PM Modi said similar incidents are seen differently by some people as they describe human rights keeping their own interests in mind.

The people of Afghanistan are not fleeing from the Taliban. They are fleeing from Sharia law

Taliban's Sharia law is hardly the Islam that Muslims across the globe follow. It is inherently anti-women and freedom of speech and expression.

China firm sanctioned by US, EU for Uyghur rights abuse profits from world markets: Report

Report by US research organisation C4ADS traces corporate network of Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, described as a regional governing body-cum-commercial behemoth.

Blinken will raise issue of human rights, democracy during India visit, says US

Secretary of State Anthony Blinken arrives in New Delhi on 27 July and is scheduled to meet PM Modi, External Affairs Minister Jaishankar and NSA Doval.

Stan Swamy’s death ‘stain’ on India’s human rights record, says UN expert Mary Lawlor

UN Special Rapporteur Mary Lawlor Thursday said Stan Swamy's case should remind all states that human rights defenders & those detained without sufficient legal basis should be released.

UN experts call on India to halt mass eviction of nearly 1 lakh people in Faridabad’s Khori

The SC had ordered government officials to remove 10,000 residential constructions in the Aravali forest area and asserted that 'land grabbers cannot take refuge of rule of law'.

‘Butcher of Bosnia’ Ratko Mladić to serve life term for 1995 genocide as UN upholds ruling

A UN court dismissed the former Bosnian Serb commander’s final appeal against convictions for genocide and crimes against humanity.

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BBC is Britain’s only imperial legacy with purpose, UK must value it to remain in soft-power war

It’s deeply worrying that the Johnson govt, filled with defenders of the country’s imperial past, seems intent on rendering this last great British asset valueless.

Mahindra expects strong recovery in auto sales as supply chain constraints ease

According to Mahindra, the auto industry is poised for a very strong rebound because it has been buffeted by a number of factors over the last 2-3 years.


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Won’t be silent if rules-based order challenged, envoy Lindner says as German warship visits

In an exclusive interview, the German ambassador to India said port call of the German warship Bayern in Mumbai shows the significance of the Indo-Pacific region.
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Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.